Old Faithful and Observation Point

Madison Juction, Wyoming

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For most folks, Old Faithful is a must-see. If you haven’t seen the most famous geyser in the world’s most active geyser basin, can you really say that you’ve been to Yellowstone? Here’s how to gain an uncommon perspective on the iconic grand dame. Any time of day is a wonderful time to see her majesty in action. The boardwalks are accessible year-round, while the loop trail is typically hikable from May through October. Make sure to time your visit with an eruption (the average interval hovers around 90 minutes) by checking the predicted schedule with rangers at the Visitor Center. If you’ve got time to burn before the next anticipated eruption, there are several intriguing options. The Visitor Center shows a film that gives a general introduction to the park, starting 30 minutes before an eruption is predicted. Another film about the inner workings ofOld Faithful screens 15 minutes after each flare-up.

Old Faithful & Observation Point Professional Review and Guide

"For most folks, Old Faithful is a must-see. If you haven’t seen the most famous geyser in the world’s most active geyser basin, can you really say that you’ve been to Yellowstone? Here’s how to gain an uncommon perspective on the iconic grand dame.

Any time of day is a wonderful time to see her majesty in action. The boardwalks are accessible year-round, while the loop trail is typically hikable from May through October. Make sure to time your visit with an eruption (the average interval hovers around 90 minutes) by checking the predicted schedule with rangers at the Visitor Center.

If you’ve got time to burn before the next anticipated eruption, there are several intriguing options. The Visitor Center shows a film that gives a general introduction to the park, starting 30 minutes before an eruption is predicted. Another film about the inner workings ofOld Faithful screens 15 minutes after each flare-up."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Madison Juction
Distance: 2.4
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Duration: 1.5 hours
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Yellowstone National Park
Driving Directions: Directions to Old Faithful & Observation Point

Recent Trail Reviews

7/30/2009
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Easy trail with excellent views of Old Faithful and the numerous other geyers in the area


9/14/2008
0

A must-do, easy hike/walk...but very crowded. It is worth it - just be prepared to put up with lots of people.


8/18/2007
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Great easy walk for the entire family...................................................



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